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  1. thanks Dave. The project hasn't been touched yet, wrapping etc is as it was and abviously the mountd are not best - it is just loosely put together for storage purposes, pretty much only interested in blade side of that all rather than anything else,which most likely will be replaced. Lukas
  2. Hi there, Few years back I have bought this bargain hunt but only now starting to get it 'fixed' and put it nicely together...it needs some work, especially needs to have proper habaki done (the one attached is temporaty and doesn't fit well) and also seppa's and general TLC. I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me the value of this wakizashi? i am just curious so appreciate if anyone could help. thanks, Lukas
  3. Hi there, Looking for koiguchi that looks like on the photo attached or very similar- trying to finish my wakizashi project. Please let me know if you can help, thanks. Lukas
  4. Thank you all. If anyone feels llike adding anything please feel free to do so
  5. I was just going through all my books and possibly that check out. that's quite interesting. What do you think about hamon? thanks Lukas
  6. Hi guys, Could anyone help with placing that wakizashi into right period? I was thinking shinto but perhaps anyone else would have different opinion? thanks, Lukas
  7. Hi, Looking for cheap-ish wakizashi, could be something tbe requires some tlc... Also interested in just wakizashi koshirae only. Please pm me with offers Lukas
  8. hi, I am looking for fukigaeshi for kabuto, best with Oda Clan kamon but might consider other ones. Does anyone own some? Lukas
  9. His websute is down nit if you have a contact please pm me. Thanks Lukas.
  10. Hi there, I need to have habaki made. Is the anyone in UK rcemmonded? Thanks, Lukas
  11. Not sure but would seem like it was done recently-ish and didnt have chance to patinate yet.
  12. I visited last year Japanese Sword Museum in Shibuya so would recommend it, Also there are tons nice books for sale in Japanese and even few in english. Here is a link: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g1066456-d2419643-Reviews-The_Japanese_Sword_Museum-Shibuya_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html Lukas
  13. well, don't think i'll ever will with this one though my appraisal is that it's not worth it
  14. Stephen, unfortunately some 'brave' soul at soime point in time tried to 'clean' the nakago so apart from the shape all other possibly helpful information helping me identifying the sword has now gone. Lukas
  15. Hi John, I understand exactly why would you want to polish the blade, it is a quite exciting journey bringing something to live and even if i think Grey is right that mumei blades are not worth all that then other side of me say go for it I did the same thing actually! I went for it and got the blades in good hands to be polished only because i have seen something in that blade that was telling me it would pay off + the fact the i bought the blade super cheap as someone though it was a junk. It was a gamble but i am happy with all that journey and it gave me a lot more that just nice blade on the rack - and after polish bladees shows quite a lot of characteristics of Hizen Tadayoshi blades...will never know for sure though but who knows Have a look on the photos before and after and maybe that will help make your mind up Lukas Before: After:
  16. Finally my new rewrapped tsuka met its blade. It been long but was worth it only seppa left to make it nice and tight and this project will finally be done. If you look at the first post the blade has come a long way and a bit of gamble deciding to polish it but something was telling ne that it will turn out to be a quite nice ko wakizashi. I really enjoy the process of bringing this one alive. Thanks to all involved!
  17. Hi guys, I have pick up this wakizashi sometime ago as it was a good deal, even though there is quite a lot of fixing to do to the fittings and tsuka ito i rally like the blade itself. I was wondering what could you tell me about the wakizashi? Well it does look a bit osaka shinto but might be wrong. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Lukas
  18. That would be great Dave, thanks! It makes it much easier as i am currently residing in London. I Will be in touch sometime next week. Lukas
  19. Hi, Has anyone got Yoroi Stand to sell or perhaps know where i can buy one or have it made? Preferably in UK/ Europe. Thanks, Lukas
  20. Thanks Geraint! yes there is a seperate soft metal on the fuchi on both sides; it does have two little bumps that go into the tiny wholes onthe fuchi to keep it tight. I assume that similar thing is happening at the kashira side. Ito maki is on the fragile side but it still in quite good shape.
  21. Thank you for all the information! May have few more questions regarding some of my finds and projects on the future as i am creating small display cabinet and wanted to have small notes under each item with as much info as i can find , this will help.
  22. Hi there, A year back during my visit to Japan i bought this koshirae. It was a small antique shop in the middle of nowhere in Nikko...it wasn;t breaking the bank but had good feelimg about this. I was wondering if you guys can tell me mre about it? Period? It might not be a big deal but definitely best souvenir i got Would appreciate any info. I posted tsuba translation topic way back and i can tell that there is two mei on both sides - Tadayoshi & Tadanaga, do know if it's genuine. Any information woukd be helpful. Thank you! Lukas
  23. thanks Stephen for nice detective work!
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